If I am not mistaken, we may not pray with heretics or schismatics. But a lot of non-Orthodox are neither heretics nor schismaticsI have read that it is against church law for an Orthodox person to pray with other Christians who are not Orthodox. Am I wrong or right in this.
For my wife while we were dating she went to a non denominational church. She said what she missed the most about the church when not with me was the prayers. She now likes the prayers so much she bought her grandmother a 2019BCPThe whole of my experience with Anglican services consists of attending a couple of times while visiting with my mother-in-law. Not being familiar with the hymns, I wouldn't have been able to join in anyway, so I just followed the words and left the tunes well alone. It didn't feel like prayer; the texts were there, but the attitude lacked.
This is not to say there can't be prayerful attitude in Anglican services. I've been brought to tears in choral evensong over a broadcast, without even being present. I guess it was the particular congregation's problem. My mother-in-law found the then-new vicar squinting too heavily towards the happy clappies, and stopped attending soon afterwards.
I have a BCP in Greek, dating from 1830, in language indistinguishable from the Orthodox prayers. It's been a fascinating read.For my wife while we were dating she went to a non denominational church. She said what she missed the most about the church when not with me was the prayers. She now likes the prayers so much she bought her grandmother a 2019BCP
My (very limited) understanding is that common faith is prerequisite for common prayer. We don't have common entirety of faith with other Christians. So basically the same reason there's no intercommunion between us and other Christians.What is the reason for many being against praying with other Christians?
We are all called to pray for all priests everywhere. Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy on me, a sinner. Lord have mercy on the whole Church. Lord have mercy on all who don't know You Lord. LORD have mercy on the whole world. Lord have mercy.Who are we to think we are wiser than our hierarches?
While there is definitely a place for healthy humility and deference to our bishops (it is necessary), it is also true that their ordination does not render them automatically flawless. They can and do make mistakes and even sometimes fall into serious errors. Calling that out is not presumption or arrogance. It is also necessary.Who are we to think we are wiser than our hierarches?
What's the name of your hard copy, publisher, and the publication date? I'd like to see if I could find one on eBay or Etsy.In America during WW 2, a pocket prayer book in English was published for the laity...The quote I took is from my own hard copy; it is not found on the link.
Prayer Book for Eastern Orthodox ChristiansWhat's the name of your hard copy, publisher, and the publication date? I'd like to see if I could find one on eBay or Etsy.
Thanks!Prayer Book for Eastern Orthodox Christians
compiled by Reverend Peter Horton-Billard and Reverend Vasile Hategan
translated by Rev. Archpriest Michael G.H. Gelsinger
Imprimatur: Metropolitan Antony Bashir
Armed Forces Edition of the Army & Navy Dept. of the YMCA agency of the USO c. 1944
( includes a wartime prayer of then Metr, Sergius of Moscow,the prayer seems ok in its wording but I know Sergius cooperation with Stalin has been long considered a problem but most of the world was then ignorant of Stalin’s crimes)
Much of the structure of the later & current ( since the 1950s) American Antiochian prayer book published under Metr Philip seems traceable to this edition.